Crews work to install support piles where a new lighthouse will be constructed this summer.

First steps taken in construction of new lighthouse

Last Friday marked a significant step toward the appearance of a new, yet nostalgically-familiar landmark in Sylvan Lake.

  • Jun. 18, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Last Friday marked a significant step toward the appearance of a new, yet nostalgically-familiar landmark in Sylvan Lake with the installation of support piles for the new Sylvan Lake Lighthouse.

Nilsson Contracting of Pigeon Lake installed eight support piles at the lighthouse’s construction site on the north side of the Marina. The milestone marked a major milestone for the Lighthouse Project, following “months of planning and engineering,” according to Jack Van Delden of the Sylvan Lake Rotary Club, which, with support from the Town of Sylvan Lake, is spearheading the project.

The project is being funded through municipal and provincial government grants, as well as donations and sponsorships from individuals and businesses from within the community.

A personalized brick program has also contributed funds, and will continue for several weeks longer. Through it, bricks can be purchased in a variety of denominations, and personalized with names and messages.

More information on the fundraiser is available by contacting Susan Samson at 403-887-3387 or at susamson56@gmail.com.

Construction on the actual lighthouse will take place this summer. The lighthouse will sit in the publicly-accessible Lighthouse Park, which will also feature sitting and viewing areas and a trail.

 

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